>>Cubs Heading Back To NLCS
(Washington, DC) — The Cubs pulled off a wild 9-8 win over the Nationals in the deciding Game Five of the National League Division Series in D.C. Chicago advances to the NLCS to play the Dodgers with Game One in Los Angeles on Saturday. It’s the third straight season the Cubs have reached the championship series. Washington has never won a playoff series in franchise history.
>>Yankees And Astros Meet In Game One
(Houston, TX) — The American League Championship Series gets rolling tonight. The Yankees and Astros meet for Game One at Minute Maid Park. Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound for New York opposite Houston’s Dallas Keuchel. The Yanks advanced by beating the Indians in five games, while the ‘Stros put down the Red Sox in four.
>>Panthers Fall To Eagles On “Thursday Night Football”
(Charlotte, NC) — Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes in the Eagles’ 28-23 win over the Panthers in Charlotte on “Thursday Night Football.” Philadelphia is 5-and-1 and leads the NFC East. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton threw three interceptions, including a costly one late in the fourth quarter. Newton did throw a TD pass and also ran for a score. The Panthers are 4-and-2.
>>Blues Foiled At Florida
(Sunrise, FL) — The Blues are unbeaten no more. They suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Panthers in Florida. Paul Stastny staked St. Louis to a 1-0 lead early in the second, but the Florida scored the next five goals. Vine Dunn got one back late for the Blues, who are 4-1-and-0. They skate at Tampa Bay tomorrow.
>>Wild Rally Past Blackhawks
(Chicago, IL) — Chris Stewart scored two goals in the final period to help the Wild storm past the Blackhawks 5-2 in Chicago. Ryan Hartman and Jonathan Toews tallied goals for the Blackhawks. Chicago dropped to 3-1-and-1 with its first regulation loss of the year . The Blackhawks host the Predators tomorrow night.
>>Goodell’s Wife Defends Him With Burner Twitter Account
(Undated) — NBA star Kevin Durant isn’t the only one getting weird on Twitter. “The Wall Street Journal” learned NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s wife, Jane Goodell, uses the account @forargument to anonymously defend her husband on the social media platform. Jane Goodell provided a written response to “The Wall Street Journal” for the story.
>>Court Lifts Injunction On Elliott’s Suspension
(New Orleans, LA) — A federal appeals court is lifting the injunction that blocked the six-game suspension handed to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. As a result, the NFL announced Elliott’s suspension will begin immediately. The 2-and-3 Cowboys are off this week. Elliott’s attorney released a statement saying they are exploring all legal options.
>>Bears Visit Ravens Sunday
(Baltimore, MD) — The Bears hit the road Sunday to clash with the Baltimore Ravens. Mitchell Trubisky will make his second start at quarterback for 1-and-4 Chicago. The rookie threw for 128 yards, a touchdown ad an interception during Monday’s loss to the Vikings. The Ravens enter at 3-and-2.
>>Colts Visit Titans Monday
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts will clash with the Tennessee Titans on “Monday Night Football” next week. Indianapolis is 2-and-3 following Sunday’s overtime win over the 49ers. Jacksonville leads the AFC South at 3-and-2, while the Colts, Texans and Titans are all a game back. Andrew Luck was back at practice on Thursday, and will practice again tomorrow, but won’t play versus Tennessee.
>>Illinois Hosts Rutgers Tomorrow
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois will try to break into the win column in Big Ten play tomorrow at home against Rutgers. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. The Fighting Illini were hammered 45-16 at Iowa last Saturday. It was their third straight loss to slip to 2-and-3 overall and 0-and-2 in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights were off last weekend. They are 1-and-4 and 0-and-2.
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